Two days before the election the Trump campaign has finally gone full bat shit. There was an incident at a campaign rally Saturday night and it was legitimately scary … for all of 5 minutes. Trump was rushed off stage but returned within minutes declaring himself a hero. And the supposed gunman wound up being a #NeverTrump Republican who had nothing on him but a protest sign he printed off the internet.
Police did a background check and searched everywhere for the supposed gun and it was nowhere to be found. Nor could anyone in the crowd explain what had happened or why so many of them were screaming about a gun. Actually, to hear the alleged gunman tell it he was quietly protesting the event when members in the crowd viciously attacked him and then piled on top of him. He says that he had to keep re-positioning his neck or else one of them would have choked him to death. Meanwhile he had half a dozen bodies on top of him.
But those close to the Trump campaign still haven’t rescinded their statements calling this an “attempted assassination.” When Jake Tapper points this out to Kellyanne Conway she literally holds the truth for ransom. She’ll stop lying about the incident when he apologizes for saying the race was over. When Tapper presses her harder Conway not only cannot give specifics as to who she means but she goes on a rant about “so-called experts.” What she seems to be faulting CNN for here is displaying polling data.
And all the while she continues to spout a false narrative about the Never-Trumper being some sort of Clinton plant (yeah she literally says that in the video). Hopefully – and we’ve only got 2 days to get there – but hopefully even Trump supporters will have a chance to see how ridiculous this is. We have video footage showing that this guy isn’t a left wing terrorist. Because what this sounds like, even more than an attempt to get sympathy votes at the last second of the election, is the justification for rioting when Trump loses. I think that’s what we’re going to end up with.
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James is a Connoisseur of the Internet with a background in Philosophy. He supports Free and Open Elections, Democratic Socialism, Equal Rights wherever they are denied, Global Solidarity and Journalistic Integrity on all Media Platforms.